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5 Real Estate Trends to Watch

June 24, 2020

By Svitlana Gubriy Coronavirus has impacted not only the demand for hand sanitizer and facemasks, but also every corner of the market, including real estate. In March, when COVID-19 cases experienced a swift and steep uptick, real estate investment trusts (REITs) corrected sharply and quickly.Initial REIT underperformance in the time of COVID-19 stemmed from three major causes: rising ...

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How to Prepare to Go Back to Work During COVID-19

June 16, 2020

As many states and regions begin to slowly reopen, many workers are gradually heading back to the traditional office environment. Going back to the office during a pandemic is going to look a little different than it used to, so it’s important to follow certain steps to ensure your safety and the safety of others.Review Your HR ...

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Covid 19 and Real Estate

June 15, 2020

Covid 19 has been in the news for months, it’s everywhere you look.  Social Media, E News, Newspapers have many articles on Covid 19 but now that things are opening back up, you are thinking about selling your home or buying another.  How has Covid 19 effected Real Estate? During this time of quarantine a few ...

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Digital Marketing In The Time of Coronavirus

June 15, 2020

Digital Marketing In The Time of Coronavirus Credit goes to Tina Kocak-Hodapp, Adwerx...

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HIDDEN FEES TO BE AWARE OF WHEN PURCHASING A HOME

June 15, 2020

HIDDEN FEES TO BE AWARE OF WHEN PURCHASING A HOMEPurchasing a home is arguably one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. As you start your hunt, don't forget there will be other costs associated with your purchase then the price of the home. Here are 5 fees to keep in mind as you ...

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Market changes in May For TN Housing by Sandra C Brown, GRI

June 15, 2020

Housing Market Changes For may 2020 In Tennessee by Sandra C Brown, GRI Broker TN Realtors reported in May inventory was down by 14%TN Realtors also reported sales were off by 20%Inspite of this however the median price per square foot rose 6% Currently Fannie Mae, Freddie mac and FHA are offering forecloure forebearance.Portfollio loans - Jumbo and ...

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Getting rid of flying, biteing insects.

June 14, 2020

Mosquitos may have a tough sting, but they're wimps when it comes to standing up to a breeze. Patio fans can keep your outdoor entertaining space free from mosquitoes (and other little flyers) with the flip of a switch.And you'll get the benefit of a cool breeze....

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A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

June 14, 2020

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important?According to NAR, the Pending Home Sales Index (PHS) is:“A leading indicator of ...

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What is Homeowners Insurance and Do I Need It?

June 12, 2020

Post by: Nancy Braun, Showcase Realty What is Homeowners Insurance and Do I Need It?One of the many expenses overlooked by some buyers is the homeowners insurance.What is homeowners insurance? It is an insurance that protects your Charlotte NC home against unexpected events. Your home is more likely one of your most valuable assets, so it ...

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These Smart Mirrors Are the Fairest of Them All

June 12, 2020

Builders who specialize in smart homes, or want to add to their custom offerings will want to check out the latest smart mirrors.Anything accessible with a smartphone or tablet can be accessed through the Capstone Connected Smart Mirror and its Control Hub. Users can check traffic and news, watch videos, start the coffee maker, control music playlists, browse ...

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Record Low Mortgage Rates for the Long Term?

June 12, 2020

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it would keep its benchmark interest rate near zero through 2022—a move that could set the course for record low mortgage rates for the next three years. The Fed’s key rate doesn’t directly affect mortgage rates, but it often influences them. The federal funds rate is what banks charge one ...

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Gardening Tips for Beginners

June 11, 2020

9 Gardening Tips for Beginners 1Know Your RegionIt may sound obvious, but not everything grows everywhere, so what you plant is determined by where you live. “Take a look at the characteristics of your garden area—from the climate to sun exposure,” says Brian Sullivan, Vice President for Gardens, Landscape, and Outdoor Collections at The New York ...

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16 Tips for Relocating to a New Town

June 10, 2020

Moving is always hard work but moving to a new town can be exceptionally hard, even when you are excited about your next chapter in life. As your real estate agent, I can refer you to an agent in your new town to help you find your new home, and also give you referrals for other services you will ...

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Home-Buying FAQ: Your Top Questions About Purchasing Property During the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 10, 2020

By Margaret Heidenry The coronavirus pandemic has thrown millions of people's financial plans off the rails, and that certainly includes home buying. If you were hoping to purchase a property soon, you no doubt have a lot of questions—about whether it's possible to buy or tour a house now, COVID-19's impact on home prices, and ...

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Family activities during a pandemic

June 10, 2020

With so many normal businesses closed, or operating at less than capacity, many families are home more and looking for activities they can do while socially distancing.  Here are a list of summer fun activities the whole family will enjoy:Park hopping - make a bucket list of all your local parks.  Playgrounds may still be off limits, ...

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Selling your home during COVID-19: Is it a good time to sell?

June 05, 2020

The common question is "Is it a good time to sell a property given the current situation?"Homelight recommends listing your home as soon as possible if you are planning to sell your property within the next 24 months. If the economy comes to a significant decline, it will be more challenging to sell your home in ...

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Mortgage rates are at historic lows — but the coronavirus pandemic is making homes less affordable for buyers

June 05, 2020

Published: June 4, 2020 at 10:48 a.m. ETBy Jacob PassyYoung home-buyers are at an especial disadvantage in today’s housing marketThere’s never been a cheaper time to get a mortgage for most Americans, but finding a home you can afford is whole other ball game entirely.The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to an average of 3.18% ...

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How to Improve Your Homeowners Insurance Coverage

June 04, 2020

If you own a home, you need to have adequate homeowners insurance coverage. Nearly all mortgage lenders require it as part of the conditions for issuing a home loan anyway. However, as time goes on, you may find that you want to make certain changes to your homeowners insurance to create a better plan. Here are four ways in ...

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Budgeting And Saving For Your First FHA Mortgage

June 03, 2020

When you decide to commit to buying a home or building one from the ground up using a one-time close construction loan, there are expenses you will need to save up for.If you haven’t started making a checklist of items you will need to pay for up front or choose to include in the loan amount, it’...

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How to Host a Virtual Garage Sale During a Pandemic

June 01, 2020

Summer is usually garage sale season, but the coronavirus may have you thinking twice. Even if communities start opening up, many people won't feel safe visiting your yard or garage to check out your wares.But that doesn’t mean the idea of a garage sale can't happen at all. It may just mean that it's ...

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REPEAT HOMEBUYERS

June 01, 2020

 You have a choice in a home loan. Make it a Great Choice.As a state agency, THDA created the Great Choice Home Loan program to make homeownership available and affordable for first-time homebuyers, but repeat homebuyers can participate if you meet any of the following qualifications:Have not lived in a home you own for at least three ...

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5 Tips For Selling Your Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

May 19, 2020

Tara MastroeniLife is changing incredibly fast during the coronavirus pandemic and many industries are following suit, including real estate. While some sellers are deciding to pull their homes off the market and try to sell at a different time, that may not be an option for everyone.With that in mind, if you are trying to sell your home ...

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Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

May 19, 2020

Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the EconomyAll eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be that driving force, the ...

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Prices increase, inventory tight through April

May 18, 2020

Prices increase, inventory tight through AprilCredit goes to South Carolina Association of Realtors: Sharon Delia Stone...

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Protecting Your Credit During the COVID-19 Crisis

May 18, 2020

Due to the hardship caused by COVID-19, all U.S. consumers can get free weekly online credit reports now through April 20, 2021 from TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax by visiting annualcreditreport.com.As the coronavirus outbreak continues to evolve, your credit might be the last thing on your mind. During times of emergencies though, such as global pandemics or ...

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